LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has filed a probation violation against the Hollywood Supper Club after the operators allegedly continued to violate multiple conditions of the zoning code. The nightclub, located at 6675 West Hollywood Boulevard, has been cited several times over the past years for failing to fix serious fire and life safety hazards.
“Hollywood's Entertainment District has a vibrant and thriving nightlife. To keep it that way, all venues must comply with laws designed to protect their patrons and the broader public,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer. “Our office will continue to hold establishments accountable if they violate the law.”
“Prior to being sworn into office, City Attorney Mike Feuer and I discussed public safety in our communities, and we will continue our collaborative work as we strive to make Hollywood a world-class neighborhood," said Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, who represents the 13th District on the Los Angeles City Council.
In September 2013 the Hollywood Supper Club entered a no contest plea to overcrowding, use of open flame, use of structure without a permit, illegal wiring, obstructed exits and storage of combustible materials. The court placed the company on 36 months of probation and ordered $2,000 in fines plus penalties.
Subsequent investigations by LAPD in June 2015 allegedly found multiple ongoing municipal code violations in violation of the businesses conditional use permit. Alleged violations include allowing long lines outside, smoking on the premises, alcohol service in non-permitted areas, failing to remove unapproved structures on the property and blocking open exits.
A probation violation hearing has been scheduled for October 20, 2015 in Department 47 of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
The original charges against the Supper Club stem from several incidents including one on June 17, 2012 when Los Angeles Fire Department inspectors shut down the club, after observing 1,074 patrons in a club where the safe occupancy is 553. In addition to overcrowding, the club allegedly had illegal fireworks and bedding being used as seating, a trapeze artist swinging from the ceiling over the overcrowded dance floor, several blocked exits and propped open fire doors.
The Los Angeles Fire Department had previously ordered the owners to cease the use of illegal fireworks and overcrowding.